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What The Future?

Series 1

Drugs

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

What if drugs were legal, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Geoffrey McGivern. From 2014. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Living longer

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

What if we live forever, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Alistair McGowan. From 2014. Show more

What The Future?

Series 1

Bees

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

What if bees are no more, 30 years from now? Kirsty Wark’s documentary from the future. With Nadia Kamil. From 2014. Show more

Famalam

The Best of Famalam

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Channel IslandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Compilation of the best of Famalam. An overprotective boyfriend meets his match, Scribbler P gives an important lesson on military history and the E19 Posse and the Stratford Soldiers trade insults. Show more

Contributors

Various:
Samson Kayo
Various:
Tom Moutchi
Various:
Phil Wang
Director:
Tom Marshall
Executive Producer:
Chris Sussman
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell

Brand

Famalam

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The Emperor Domitian is increasingly paranoid that there is a plot against him. This time he's right. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Set in San Francisco in 1983 following the drug and sex counter-culture, the AIDS pandemic has arrived. Starring Laurel Lefkow. From July 2014.

The Lentil Sorters

Episode 1: Standard Deviation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. An unexpected statistical correlation is found between eyebrows, strawberries and dangerous dogs. Stars Steve Brody. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Graham Quicks:
Vincent Franklin
Audrey Carr:
Rebekah Staton
Daniel Porter:
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Wilkins:
Julia Deakin
Spanner:
Steve Brody
Candlestick:
Phil Whelans
The Bookie:
Morgan Jones
Narrator:
Jo Unwin
Producer:
David Tyler

What The Future?

Series 1

Cars

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Kirsty Wark presents a documentary from 30 years in the future, imagining if driverless cars were to become a hit. From 2014. Show more

Siblings

Series 2

Episode 3: Old Man Model

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Comedy series about the world's worst brother and sister. Hannah starts dating a hot underwear model, while Dan helps a terminally ill man have one last adventure. Show more

The Lentil Sorters

Researcher Bias

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Fighting over the Welfare State with the aid of a lager can, a fake police uniform and an actor. Stars Catriona Knox. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Graham Quicks:
Vincent Franklin
Audrey Carr:
Rebekah Staton
Daniel Porter:
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Wilkins:
Julia Deakin
Stephanie:
Catriona Knox
Pete Postlefake:
Paul Shearer
The Policeman:
Paul Putner
The Passer-By:
Tessa Coates
Narrator:
Jo Unwin
Producer:
David Tyler

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 2 months

Award-winning satirist Nish Kumar shines his spotlight of truth on the biggest news stories, in the hope of showing them up for what they really are. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Sitcom by Kieran Hodgson set in a micro-gym in Worthing. The January Rush: The team at Dawson Fitness are trying to spearhead an exercise revolution. Show more

The Lentil Sorters

False Positives

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A stag do, a stats conference and a blood test combine to make Graham’s life substantially worse. Stars Paul Shearer. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Graham Quicks:
Vincent Franklin
Audrey Carr:
Rebekah Staton
Daniel Porter:
Kieran Hodgson
Mrs Wilkins:
Julia Deakin
The Corporate Manager:
Paul Shearer
The Doctor:
Catriona Knox
The Stage Manager:
Tom Crowley
The Graham Gal:
Tessa Coates
Narrator:
Jo Unwin
Producer:
David Tyler

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Pliny has a new job as chief overseer of the sewage works of Rome, but it is someone else who has to do the real dirty work. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

15 Minute Drama

How to Survive the Roman Empire, by Pliny and Me

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Pliny is invited to the Palatine, where he finds out to his horror just how much the Emperor Domitian knows about him. By Hattie Naylor. Show more

Cabin Pressure

Series 4

Episode 3: Vaduz

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The crew of MJN Air have to face a real live king and a mythical fax machine. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam. From January 2013. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Captain Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules 'Herc' Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Maximilian:
Kieran Hodgson
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Armistead Maupin's fourth 'Tales of the City' novel. The Aids pandemic has arrived in San Francisco. Michael is bereft while Brian wants a baby. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Michael is in England after swapping his apartment with Englishman Simon. Brian wants a baby with Mary Ann. Stars Jos Slovick. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

1983. Michael is in England in pursuit of Mona. Mary Ann is trying to get pregnant. Stars Laurel Lefkow and Jos Slovick. From July 2014. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

While The Queen is visiting San Francisco, Mary Ann meets Simon, a British officer who has left the Royal Yacht Britannia. Stars Laurel Lefkow. From July 2014. Show more